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[audio]History of the Left: 1917 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus Affiliated Society member Chris Cutrone on the history of the Left that led up to the 1917 Russian Revolution, given on August 12th, 2007. Part of the History of the Left lecture series held in the summer of 2007.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; 1917; chris cutrone
Downloads: 58
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: Internationalist Perspective - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on Internationalist Perspective, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Alan Milchman; Internationalist Perspective; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 53
[audio]History of the Left: 1917 to 1939 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus Affiliated Society member Chris Cutrone on the history of the Left between 1917 and 1939, given on August 19th, 2007. Part of the History of the Left lecture series held in the summer of 2007.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; chris cutrone; 1917; 1939
Downloads: 16
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: Quebec Solidaire - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on Québec solidaire, with Roger Rashi, held on April 6th, 2013 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Roger Rashi; Québec solidaire; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 24
[audio]2013 Platypus Annual Convention Workshops: Green Party - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on the Green Party held on April 6th, 2013.
Keywords: Green Party; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; The Green Party
Downloads: 34
[audio]History of the Left: The Bourgeois Revolutions - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus Affiliated Society member James Vaughn on the bourgeois revolutions, given on July 22nd, 2007. Part of the History of the Left lecture series held in the summer of 2007.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; james vaughn; bourgeois revolutions
Downloads: 53
[audio]Capitalism and the Invention of Sexuality - Platypus Affiliated Society
A workshop held on May 29th, 2010 at the 2010 Platypus International Convention at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Led by Pablo Ben. An analysis of how sexuality as a sphere of modern life was formed due to the emergence of capitalism. Sexuality did not exist before the 18th century and it has emerged since then in several parts of the world following the expansion of global capitalism...
Keywords: left; leftism; platypus; platypus affiliated society; pablo ben; foucault; marcuse
Downloads: 73
[audio]2013 Platypus Annual Convention Workshops: Party for Socialism and Liberation - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on the Party for Socialism and Liberation, held on April 6th, 2013.
Keywords: Party for Socialism and Liberation; PSL; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 30
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: EXIT! - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on EXIT!, with Elmar Flatschart, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: EXIT!; EXIT; Elmar Flatschart; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 39
[audio]Class Consciousness (From a Marxist Perspective) Today - Platypus Affiliated Society
On November 4th, 2012, Platypus member Chris Cutrone gave a talk on the Marxist notion of class consciousness at the Ramon Miranda Beltran exhibition, "Chicago is My Kind of Town," at the gallery Julius in Chicago.
Keywords: marx; marxism; class consciousness; platypus; platypus affiliated society; Chris Cutrone
Downloads: 91
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: Solidarity Halifax - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on Solidarity Halifax, with Lesley Thompson and David Bush, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Solidarity Halifax; Lesley Thompson; David Bush; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 56
[audio]Teachin Die Kanadische Linke Und Die Studierendeproteste In Quebec - Platypus Affiliated Society
Teachin: Nach den Studierendenprotesten in Quebec – Geschichte der Linken in Kanada und die Folge des Streiks.Bis zum Ausbruch der massiven Studierendenproteste von 2012 waren die politischen Reaktionen gegen die Austeritätspolitik kaum wahrnehmbar. Auch wenn das Symbol des roten Platzes eine Solidarität unter den Protestierenden suggerierte, war es oft unklar, welche konkreten Ziele die Bewegung verfolgte, die über den Protest gegen die Erhöhung von Studiengebühren hinausgingen...
Keywords: Andony Melathopoulos; Quebec; student strikes; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 34
[audio]History of the Left: 1905 to 1919 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus Affiliated Society member Chris Cutrone on the history of the Left between 1905 to 1919, given on August 19th, 2007. Part of the History of the Left lecture series held in the summer of 2007.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; 1905; 1919; left; leftism
Downloads: 40
[audio]Adorno's Leninism - Platypus Affiliated Society
A talk given by Platypus member Chris Cutrone at Loyola University, on April 21st, 2010. The German Marxist critical theorist Theodor W. Adorno (1903-69) is known, along with his friend and mentor Walter Benjamin, for the critique of mid-20th century art and culture. What is less well understood is the specific character of Adorno's Marxism, how his political perspective related to his philosophical concerns...
Keywords: adorno; lenin; critical theory; marxism; leninism; platypus; platypus affiliated society
Downloads: 163
[audio]On the Occasion of the First Complete Translation of Victor Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary: A Book Chat with Richard Greeman - Platypus Affiliated Society
A book chat with Richard Greeman, translator of Victor Serge's "Memoirs of a Revolutionary" and "Russia in Danger," held on 8 May 2013 at the New School.Victor Serge (1890–1947) was an international revolutionary and writer. Originally an anarchist, he joined the Bolsheviks five months after arriving in Petrograd in January 1919 and later worked for the Comintern as a journalist, editor and translator...
Keywords: Victor Serge; Marxism; Anarchism; Richard Greeman; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 74
[audio]History of the Left: 1779-1830s - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus Affiliated Society member Richard Rubin on the history of the Left during the period of 1779 to the 1830s, given on July 22nd, 2007. Part of the History of the Left lecture series held in the summer of 2007.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; richard rubin; 1779; 1830s
Downloads: 48
[audio]Third Parties and the Left: Problems and Prospects - Platypus Affiliated Society
Recorded at the Left Forum at Pace Univeristy in New York City on 18 March 2012. Ed Remus âChair, Platypus Affiliated Society Katie Robbins â Healthcare NOW Nikil Saval â n+1 Jason Wright â International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) Lenny Brody â Justice Party National Steering Committee
Keywords: Platypus; PAS; Platypus Affiliated Society; Politics; Left Forum; Occupy; #Occupy; Presidential Elections
Downloads: 48
[audio]Art and the Commodity Form, Halifax, 5.24.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society held on Friday, May 24, 2013 at the Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax. Please Note: Due to technical problems, the ending of the event is cut off. In conjunction with the Annual Y-Level Exhibition ("And all sat mute"): http://www.eyelevelgallery.ca/exhibition/y-level-2013-and-all-sat-muteDescription:If it is true that the 'commodity-structure' (Lukacs) is the defining feature of modern capitalism down through the present, then it s...
Keywords: Merray Gerges; Jocelyn Li; Jakub Milčák; Beck Gilmer-Osborne; art; commodity; platypus; platypus affiliated society
Downloads: 48
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: RCP - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left's recent history to bear on today's political possibilities and challenges as part of the "Differing Perspectives on the Left" workshop series.A workshop on the Revolutionary Communist Party, with Larry Everest and Raymond Lotta, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: Larry Everest; Raymond Lotta; Revolutionary Communist Party; RCP; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 55
[audio]Ideology and the Student Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
The Platypus Affiliated Society hosted a panel discussion on the Politics of the Contemporary Student Left at the U.S. Social Forum (USSF) in Detroit on June 26, 2010. Moderated by Laurie Rojas, assistant editor for the Platypus Review, the panel consisted of Will Klatt, member of the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and organizer for Service Employees International Union (SEIU); Luis Brennan, a student organizer at University of Chicago and former member of the new SDS; Aaron Petcov,...
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; left; student left; will klatt; luis brennan; aaron petcov; ashley weger
Downloads: 23
[audio]The Imperialism Question and the Twentieth Century - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion event held on May 28th, 2010, at the 2010 Platypus International Convention held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. To many on the Left today, opposition to imperialism has become a political litmus test of sorts, but historically anti-imperialism was by no means an exclusively leftist political projectâwhether we are speaking of right-wing anti-colonialism in the metropole or in the colonies...
Keywords: imperialism; left; leftism; marx; marxism; atiya khan; spencer leonard; sunit singh; platypus; platypus affiliated society
Downloads: 164
[audio]Richard Rubin, Trotsky and Trotskyism Lecture 3, 6-30-12 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Summer 2012: Trotsky and Trotskyism lectures by Richard Rubin Saturdays 2-5pm New School for Social Research Building, 6 E 16th St. (just west of Union Square) Room: 1001 Week 3. Jun. 30, 2012 1917-23 - Trotsky, Terrorism and Communism (1920) - Trotsky, The Lessons of October (1924) [PDF] + Trotsky, Literature and Revolution (1924) + Bret Schneider, "Trotsky's theory of art" (2011) (- recommended / + supplemental reading) video: http://livestre.am/3ZQXK
Keywords: trotsky; trotskyism; platypus; platypus affiliated society; revolution; left; marxism; proletariat; russia; 1917; 1923; 1928
Downloads: 127
[audio]Capital In History: A Platypus Teach-in - Platypus Affiliated Society
A teach-in held on September 17th, 2013 at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, led by Brian Schultz.  An introductory teach-in on the development of human history from a Marxist perspective.
Keywords: human history; capital; Brian Schultz; Marxism; Marx; Rousseau; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 51
[audio]Does Marxism Even Matter? (w/ Chris Mansour)
In the mid-19th century, Marx and Engels famously observed in the Communist Manifesto that a specter was haunting Europe: the specter of Communism. 160 years later, it is Marxism itself that haunts us. In the 21st century, it seems that the Left abandoned Marxism as a path to freedom. But Marx critically intervened in his own moment and emboldened leftists to challenge society; is the Left not tasked with this today? Has the Left resolved the problems posed by Marx, and thus moved on? Teach-in @...
Keywords: marxism; Marx; capitalism; communism; manifesto; teach-in; Chris Mansour; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; Proletariat; bourgeoisie; Left
Downloads: 32
[audio]The History of Humanity, Pre-1750 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus member James Vaughn upon the history of humanity up to 1750, given as part of the Platypus summer 2011 radical bourgeois philosophy reading group. Held on June 31st, 2011 at New York University. Radical bourgeois philosophy Rousseau-Smith-Kant-Hegel-Nietzsche We will address the greater context for Marx and Marxism through the issue of bourgeois radicalism in philosophy in the 18th and 19th Centuries...
Keywords: kant; hegel; nietzsche; rousseau; smith; marx; marxism; left; leftism; platypus; platypus affiliated society
Downloads: 85
[audio]Radical Interpretation of the Present Crisis, NYC, 11.14.12 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel event held at the New School in New York City on November 14th, 2012. Video can be found at: https://vimeo.com/53579139. The present moment is arguably one of unprecedented confusion on the Left. The emergence of many new theoretical perspectives on Marxism, anarchism, and the left generally seem rather than signs of a newfound vitality, the intellectual reflux of its final disintegration in history...
Keywords: loren goldner; david harvey; andrew kliman; paul mattick; platypus; platypus affiliated society; marxism; economic crisis
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[audio]Platypus Forum: Crisis of the Left_Chicago_11/15/11 - Platypus Affiliated Society
What is the Crisis of the Left Crisis: Pathol. The point in the progress of a disease when an important development or change takes place which is decisive of recovery or death. Many on the Left feel a sense of crisis. Existing strategies and theories seem inadequate in a bewildering contemporary political scene. Disparate groups have begun to show an interest in rethinking the fundamentals of Left politics...
Keywords: Crisis of the Left; Crisis; Platypus; Forum; Left; Platypus1917; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 130
[audio]2013 Platypus International Convention Workshops: International Marxist-Humanist Organization - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on the International Marxist-Humanist Organization, with Marilyn Nissim-Sabat and Peter Hudis, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: IMHO; International Marxist-Humanist Organization; Peter Hudis; Marilyn Nissim-Sabat; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 58
[audio]New Compass and Demokratisk Alternativ - Platypus Affiliated Society
At the fifth annual international convention of the Platypus Affiliated Society, speakers from various perspectives were asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.A workshop on New Compass, held on April 6th, 2013, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Keywords: New Compass; New Compass and Demokratisk Alternativ; Eirik Eiglad; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 27
[audio]History of the Left: 1930s to 1940s - Platypus Affiliated Society
A lecture by Platypus Affiliated Society member Chris Cutrone on the history of the Left between the 1930s and 1940s, given on August 26th, 2007. Part of the History of the Left lecture series held in the summer of 2007.
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; 1930s; 1940s; chris cutrone; left; leftism
Downloads: 68
[audio]The Labor Left After Politics And After Utopia - Platypus Affiliated Society
 A panel held on April 6, 2013, at the 2013 Platypus International Convention at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.The emergence of modernity was accompanied by the emergence of labour, its discontents, and the expression of these discontents. From the late 18th century to the present, these expressions have assumed many and often opposing forms, and these in turn have been absorbed by many and often opposing interpretations...
Keywords: Steven Ashby; Sam Gindin; Andreas Karitzis; Socialist Project; SYRIZA; labor; Nick Kreitman; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 69
[texts]A Book Talk by james Heartfield: ‘An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War’ - Platypus Affiliated Society
A book talk by James Heartfield on his book, 'An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War, held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at Goldsmiths College, London.
Keywords: James Heartfield; An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
[audio]The Platypus Experience: Perspectives From Three Generations - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion reflecting upon three generation of membership in Platypus. Held on May 30th, 2010 at the 2010 Platypus International Convention at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Panelists: Richard Rubin Pam C. Nogales C. Ashley Weger
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; left; leftism; marxism; richard rubin; pam c. nogales c; ashley weger
Downloads: 14
[audio]Freedom In The Anthropocene, Chicago, 11.19.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society on the interrelation of capital, history and ecology, held at Loyola University on November 19th, 2013.Panelists:- Franklin Dmitryev (News and Letters) Author of "Ecosocialism and Marx's Humanism"- Fred Magdoff (University of Vermont) Author of "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism"- Steven Vogel (Denison University) Author of "Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory" - Alice Weinreb (L...
Keywords: Franklin Dmitryev; Fred Magdoff; Steven Vogel; Alice Weinreb; Anthropocene; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 34
[audio]Revolution Without Marx? Rousseau and His Followers for the Left - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion held at Left Forum 2013, at Pace University, on June 9, 2013.Description: Bourgeois society came into full recognition with Rousseau, who in the Discourse on the Origin of Inequality and On the Social Contract, opened its radical critique. Hegel wrote: "The principle of freedom dawned on the world in Rousseau." Marx quoted Rousseau favorably that "Whoever dares undertake to establish a people’s institutions must feel himself capable of changing, as it were, human nature.....
Keywords: Rousseau; Nietzsche; Smith; Adam Smith; Chris Cutrone; Spencer Leonard; Sunit Singh; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 118
[audio]Technology, Un/Employment, and the Left: From Future Shock to OWS - Platypus Affiliated Society
Science and technology are intertwined with the transformation of society. For at least two centuries, reformers and revolutionaries have grappled with the question of how technology-- first machinery, later cybernetics and robotics-- might lead to the end of compulsory work. The end of compulsory work figured prominently in the voluntary communal experiments of the Occupy encampments, yet the Leftâs historical attempts to grapple with this question are often forgotten by today's activists...
Keywords: marxism; occupy; platypus affiliated society; left; leftism; technology; #occupy; occupy wall street; science; employment; unemployment
Downloads: 76
[audio]Freedom In The Anthropocene, Chicago, 11.19.13 - Platypus Affiliated Society
A moderated panel discussion hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society on the interrelation of capital, history and ecology, held at Loyola University on November 19th, 2013.Panelists:- Franklin Dmitryev (News and Letters) Author of "Ecosocialism and Marx's Humanism"- Fred Magdoff (University of Vermont) Author of "What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know About Capitalism"- Steven Vogel (Denison University) Author of "Against Nature: The Concept of Nature in Critical Theory" - Alice Weinreb (L...
Keywords: Franklin Dmitryev; Fred Magdoff; Steven Vogel; Alice Weinreb; Anthropocene; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 37
[audio]Platypus Euroconference: IBT Workshop - Platypus Affiliated Society
A workshop with the International Bolshevik Tendency (IBT) held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society.Every year at Platypus conferences, speakers from various perspectives are asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.
Keywords: IBT; International Bolshevik Tendency; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; Differing Perspectives on the Left
Downloads: 17
[audio]Black Politics in the Age of Obama - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel event held in Chicago at the University of Chicago on May 6, 2013.The reelection of Obama presented a problem for the American left. Lost was the hopeful rhetoric of transforming society for the better, and as it became clear that Obama’s administration had returned to “politics-as-usual,” the left began to cynically appraise the purported gains made in his first term. Not the least of these was the claim that we live in a “post-racial” society...
Keywords: Obama; Cedric Johnson; Mel Rothenberg; post-racial society; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 142
[audio]Platypus Euroconference: AWL Workshop - Platypus Affiliated Society
A workshop with the Alliance for Worker's Liberty (AWL) held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society.Every year at Platypus conferences, speakers from various perspectives are asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.
Keywords: AWL; Alliance for Worker's Liberty; Differing Perspectives on the Left; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 23
[audio]Platypus Euroconference: CPGB Workshop - Platypus Affiliated Society
A workshop with the CPGB held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society.Every year at Platypus conferences, speakers from various perspectives are asked to bring their experience of the Left’s recent history to bear on today’s political possibilities and challenges as part of the “Differing Perspectives on the Left” workshop series.
Keywords: differing perspectives on the Left; CPGB; Communist Party of Great Britain; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 26
[audio]Interview with Domenico Losurdo for the Platypus Review - Platypus Affiliated Society
An interview with Domenico Losurdo on liberalism, conducted by Ross Wolfe and Pam Nogales for the Platypus Review. Recorded on March 3, 2012.
Keywords: Domenico Losurdo; liberalism; Left Forum; radicalism; Marxism; The Platypus Review; The Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 66
[texts]Book Talk by James Heartfield: 'An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War' - Platypus Affiliated Society
A book talk by James Heartfield on his book, 'An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War', held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at Goldsmiths College, London.
Keywords: James Heartfield; An Unpatriotic History of the Second World War; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 24
[audio]Trotsky and Trotskyism Lecture 2, 6-23-12 - Platypus Affiliated Society
Summer 2012: Trotsky and Trotskyism lectures by Richard Rubin Lecture 2: 1905 - 1917 6.23.12 1905 - 1917 + Trotsky, 1905 (1907) x Trotsky, The Lessons of October (1924) [PDF] Saturdays 2-5pm New School University, New York | New School for Social Research Building, 6 E 16th St. (just west of Union Square) Room 101
Keywords: trotsky; trotskyism; platypus; platypus affiliated society; revolution; left; marxism; proletariat; russia; 1917; 1905
Downloads: 132
[audio]Politics of Work, Left Forum 2014, 5.31.14 - Platypus Affiliated Society
We generally assume that Marxists and other Leftists have the political responsibility to support reforms for the improvement of the welfare of workers. Yet, leading figures from the Marxist tradition– such as Lenin, Luxemburg and Trotsky– also understood that such reforms would broaden the crisis of capitalism and potentially intensify contradictions that could adversely impact the immediate conditions of workers...
Keywords: Justin Elm; Jon Bekken; Alan Milchman; James Livingston; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; work; politics of work
Downloads: 49
[audio]What is Platypus Doing? - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel event held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society.At this panel event, Platypus members Lucy Parker (London); Jan Schroeder (Frankfurt); and Nikos Manousakis (Thessaloniki) reflected upon the below questions. This was followed by an open audience Q&A.What have been some of the more significant engagements in your chapter with the Left? Why was this important for the development of your chapter and, what has this engagement taught us about the nature inte...
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; Lucy Parker; Jan Schroeder; Nikos Manousakis; Platypus London; Platypus Frankfurt; Platypus Thessaloniki
Downloads: 36
[audio]Ruins of Modernity: The Failure of Revolutionary Architecture in the Twentieth Century - Platypus Affiliated Society
A panel discussion organized by the Platypus Affiliated Society on February 7th, 2013 at New York University. “Let us not deceive ourselves,” Victor Hugo once advised, in his iconic Hunchback of Notre Dame. “Architecture is dead, and will never come to life again; it is destroyed by the power of the printed book.” Both as a discipline and a profession, architecture lagged behind the other applied arts...
Keywords: platypus; platypus affiliated society; modernism; architecture; Peter Eisenman; Reinhold Martin; Joan Ockman; Bernard Tschumi; Ross Wolfe
Downloads: 308
[audio]Book Talk by David Black: "Alfred Sohn-Rethel's Neo-Kantian Marxism: A Critique" - Platypus Affiliated Society
A book talk by David Black (International Marxist-Humanists), author of "The Philosophical Roots of Anti-Capitalism" on "Alfred Sohn-Rethel's Neo-Kantian Marxism: A Critique", held at the Inaugural European Conference of the Platypus Affiliated Society on Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at Goldsmiths College, London.
Keywords: David Black; International Marxist Humanists; anti-capitalism; Alfred Sohn-Rethel; Neo-Kantianism; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society
Downloads: 26
[audio]3Rs: Reform, Revolution, and Resistance
Reform, revolution, resistance: what kind of weight do these categories hold for the Left today? How are they used, to where do they point, and what is their history? Join the Platypus Affiliated Society for a discussion concerning a question that has renewed immediacy in light of the #Occupy movement. Speakers: Todd Gitlin (Columbia University) Tom Trottier (Workers' International Committee) Ross Wolfe (Platypus Affiliated Society) > - Moishe Postone, 'History and Helplessness: Mass Mobilizatio...
Keywords: Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; Reform; Revolution; Resistance; Occupy; OWS; #occupy; Marxism; Social Democracy; Left; Communism; Socialism; Anarchism; tactics; strategy; history
Downloads: 81
[audio]The Day After: What is the Occupy Movement?
WHAT IS THE #OCCUPY MOVEMENT? pt. 3 Platypus at NYU presents a roundtable discussion on the MAY 1st General Strike. 2 May 2012. Since November of 2011, and with the help of working groups and organizers of OWS, Platypus has been hosting a series of roundtable discussions reflecting on the obstacles and possibilities, political content, and potential future of the #Occupy movement. These have taken place in New York, Chicago, Boston, Halifax (Canada), London (UK)...
Keywords: Occupy; OWS; Platypus; Platypus Affiliated Society; May Day; May 1; mayday; general strike; marxism; anarchism; obama; democrats; history; left
Downloads: 47
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